WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 4, 2018 – Faith Counts—the leading and fastest-growing multi-faith online platform—launches its third annual Film Your Faith contest, awarding $32,500 in prizes to top films of two minutes or less showcasing the power of faith in a positive light.
Filmmakers may submit their work beginning April 3, 2018, with a May 19, 2018, deadline for entries.
“This is your chance to show the world what faith is all about,” said Faith Counts Communications Director Kerry Troup. “What does the world look like through your unique lens of faith? Pull out your phone or grab your camera gear, tap record and show us in two minutes or less how faith changes lives, relationships and communities for the better.”
Following the entry deadline, a panel of judges drawn from national faith leaders narrows the field to 10 finalists, then selects a Grand Prize winner who takes home $20,000. The film earning Honorable Mention wins $2,500. After judging, voting opens to select a fan favorite from the eight remaining films with a $10,000 prize.
Film Your Faith judges currently include:
|Rich Peluso, Evecutive Vice President, AFFIRM Films|
|Steve Taylor, film producer (BLUE LIKE JAZZ)|
|Kam Williams, Rotten Tomatoes critic|
|Matt Baer, film producer (UNBROKEN)|
|Simon Rivera, 2017 Film Your Faith grand-prize winner|
|Bob Waliszewski, director of Plugged In|
Contest organizers will soon be announcing additional nationally known judges.
For entry details, frequently asked questions about the contest and a list of rules and restrictions, visit http://faithcounts.com/video-contest/.